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  1. Legal news
    15 October 2018
    PSD2/ZAG: Update: Intra Group Exemption remains in Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/psd2-zag-update-konzernausnahme-bleibt-doch-weitestgehend-unangetastet

    The implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in form of German Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz (ZAG – Payment Services Oversight Act) required a number of adjustments in payment services as of ...

  2. Legal news
    01 June 2018
    Public Consultation on 'Regulatory Sandbox' in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/public-consultation-on-regulatory-sandbox-in-spain

    Spanish Ministry of Economy launches a Public Consultation on the implementation of a 'Regulatory Sandbox' regime for Financial Services in Spain.

  3. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Spanish Ministry of Economy and Enterprise publishes the 'draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/spanish-ministry-of-economy-and-enterprise-publishes-the-draft-law-on-the-digital-transformation

    Spain's Ministry of Economy and Enterprise has published the draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system' ("anteproyecto de Ley de transformación digital del sistema financiero"). This draft includes ...

  4. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-regulators-consult-in-parallel-about-the-online-decision-making-processes

    Recently, two separate consultations were launched by regulators about the online decision-making environment. This refers to the way in which a website is designed to sell products or services. The consultations are ...

  5. Twobirds news
    10 October 2019
    Bird & Bird launches an international report on the potential application of blockchains and the criteria for fresh regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-an-international-report-on-the-potential-application-of-blockchains

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches a report, "Blockchains uncut: risks, rewards and regulations" which explores the potential application of blockchain technologies and highlights where new regulation may ...

  6. Legal news
    17 May 2019
    Liberation of Crowdfunding in germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/liberation-of-crowdfunding-in-germany

    German Legislator reforms rules for crowdfunding allowing for broader exemption, transparency and investor protection

  7. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    PSD2/ZAG: Strong Customer Authentication and Direct Debiting Schemes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-zag-strong-customer-authentication-and-direct-debiting-schemes

    German regulator BaFin limits the application of strong customer authentication for direct debiting schemes.

  8. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    German implementation of AMLD5: Performance of anti-money laundering due diligence by third parties under the draft bill for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2018/843
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/german-implementation-of-amld5

    The German Ministry of Finance published a proposal to implement Directive (EU) 2018/843 (fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive) into German national law. The draft proposes changes when using trusted third parties.

  9. Legal news
    09 October 2019
    ICO – Germany’s BaFin publishes new guidance notice on crypto token regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/ico-neues-bafin-merkblatt

    On 16 August 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published an updated guidance notice (German) on the issuance of crypto token (e.g. through ICO, ITS or TGE) providing assistance with ...